Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sontomayor Is Not a Racist. She Just Says Racist Things.

Today the NYT quoted her as saying "You can't have a racially neutral policy that affects minorities negatively, unless you have an overriding business reason".

Yeah, I remember that in the XIV Amendment.

I can't rent to people based on the math, if it turns out later that not enough blacks got apartments? After the fact?

I'm glad to support racially neutral policies that benefit minorities over majorities, such as college entrance exams. Asian Americans do disproportionately better on those. That OF COURSE is "racist" because they OWE my race slots proportionate to our standing in the last census...right? Or are you saying "wait, what race are you again" because some races are more in need of proportional representation than others...

Or maybe we just celebrate a racially neutral policy and be glad we can even propose racially neutral policy...unlike, well, anywhere else on earth really...

Now having said that, of course we don't want to call her a racist. That is, as Newt said on TV, sweating through his grin, "too direct and strong". And Direct Strength is the last thing the GOP wants to look like (calling the GOP "aimless and weak" may be, well, too direct and strong). So everybody toss Newt's tweet down the Memory Hole. He didn't say it! And don't imagine she is a racist...just that she says things that are open to interpretation...if you conceded Newt and his ilk a right to interpret...

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